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walking
1 day ago

This is one of my favourite paths in Calgary - for some of it, you forget you're even in a city. My favourite part is through the Weaselhead area, my least favourite is along the causeway along Glenmore Trail - that brings you back to the fact you're in a city REALLY fast, with cars screaming past you at 80 to 100kmh. Thankfully once you're off that bridge and either into the neighbourhood to the west or near the hospital to the east, it settles back down. Lots of opportunities for photos, for rest breaks, even a snack at Glenmore Landing (lots of selections - McDonalds, Starbucks, Good Earth, Booster Juice to name a few) - it's a good 3-4 hour journey. It is definitely a busy path with bikers, runners and walkers, but it's worth the journey.
I am looking forward to when the dam deck is open to extend the walk - but that's a couple of years away!
It's a beautiful day for a walk, so off I go!

A good shoulder season hike. Icers were helpful for the descent. Mud will be an issue if and when the weather warms up.

Great spikes trail. Easy to follow trail for the first part, snow had filled in the packed trail in the middle sections of the ups and downs but still could follow. Fantastic views at all times except for the steep part after leaving the parking lot. Great winter trail!

Loved this hike. Little hard to find the trail head but it’s just behind the green map sign. Goes straight into a hectic ascent but eventually ends up in a nice undulating climb. Wore crampons and gators and they were both necessary. Beautiful views

hiking
5 days ago

a little difficult with snow on the ground, but still fun fir the kiddos and beautiful. also, unless we missed it, we couldn't find the loop and had to turn around on the 3rd or 4th bridge. also, to note, there is no telus mobile service. we will definitely go back and try again.

walking
5 days ago

Short walk. Falls are ok.

We just went there today. I know its snowy today yet it wasn’t that cold. It was icy, going down was hard. We had spike shoes on and poles but ice and mud and falling snow wasn’t helping. We are going back again on summer!

We went up April 7th! It was a grunt getting up and muddy by the main road but the skies were clear (despite the snowfall warning) and we were lucky enough to not get hit by the wind at the top so enjoyed our lunch up there! Slid the steep parts on the way down (we forgot our poles). Fantastic hike and a beautiful day! Microspikes are a must (we both slid with ours) and poles would have been nice.

Brought my 2 year old German Shepherd Husky and she loved it! Beautiful, quiet winter hike!

Climb was more intense than prepared for . Muddy at first then snow. steep all the way would recommend poles and spiked shoes . Grueling climb brilliant slide back down. The top was worth the suffering

Classic Kananaskis hike, one of my favourites.

Great little hike for after work

Up and down yesterday. Trail is in great condition, and is very beautiful! Should have brought poles and running spikes.

Good trail. Great view. Hard uphill battle there, but well travelled and safe. Microspikes a must in the winter. Poles would have been a good idea.

Beautiful winter hike. No one else around.

Absolutely beautiful!! Definitely well worth checking out, fantastic workout with breathtaking view as the award

Amazing hike, weather is getting warmer. Just be a little careful now , ensure proper gear is on hand.

Love this hike! Views are spectacular!

Trail is in good shape. Some people in boots have made the first bit rough but clears up soon. Beautiful views & no one else on the trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful little hike, especially with the frozen waterfalls. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful winter ❄ day. Will check it out again in the summer ☀ to see the creek and waterfalls in their unfrozen state.

hiking
1 month ago

Some of the best views you can get so close to the city! If you have the time and patience, scramble all the way to the summit for unreal 360 degree views. The ups and downs are tiring on the way back since its about 16km round trip.

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first hike and we did it on a warm day in late September. Was proud we made it up in 90 minutes until a man probably in his 60’s ran up behind us at the summit and said he did it in 41 minutes!!

hiking
1 month ago

Very challenging hike, but worth it! The trail isn't well marked in the initial scramble area (taking the loop counterclockwise) making it difficult to choose the best path. I'd definitely do this hike again though.

Loved it. Gorgeous views. Quick hike and Not too strenuous. Great workout and Fairly well trafficked in the winter. Loved the flag at the top.

An excellent training hike close to Calgary. We try to do it 3 times a month or more all year round if we are training for expeditions. Not sure why it is listed as a scramble, though. No scrambling involved. Well defined trail. Excellent views. Definitely take microspikes in fall, winter and spring.

hiking
2 months ago

Physically challenging pretty much right out of the parking lot. A lot of undulating hills along the ridge will have you cursing on the way back. Stunning views in every direction from up top.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Although this hike is listed as hard (and certainly has challenging parts) the first time I went to the heart mountain peak (2006?) I was wearing chacos sandals and didn't die. My husband and I did the horseshoe in 2017 on the family day long weekend with our 5 year old son and dog. We had no problems and spent two nights on the ridge.

Beautiful area for hiking. Lots of opportunities to put some mileage on your hiking shoes! I’d recommend carrying crampons in the winter, as there can be icy patches throughout the ranch’s trails. I’ve never been here in all the time I’ve lived in Calgary, but I’ve used it 3 days in a row, and logged 35 kilometres! I can’t wait to see it in the summer, and the river has thawed!

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